BELGRADE- Serbia should continue pursuing the policy of peace and economic reform and strengthening its reputation in the international community, since only as a politically and economically strong country it will be able to efficiently defend its national interests in dealings with hostile states such as Croatia, President of the Alliance of Serbs in the Region Miodrag Linta said on Saturday.

“Serbia must not ever allow to be blackmailed by the state that conducted the biggest ethnic cleansing in Europe since World War II, the state that is reviving the Ustasha ideology, lauding war criminals and does not respect the human rights of displaced Serbs and Serb returnees,” reads the release.

Linta notes that Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic has not missed the opportunity to attend the inauguration of Kosovo President Hasim Taci, and thus demonstrate once again her disrespect of Serbia.